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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
The dates that relate to the Cherokee People  are found and written by:
"On This Date In North American Indian History"
By Phil Konstantin
(copyright 1996-2002)
 

October 4th

bullet1838: Elijah Hicks, and 748 CHEROKEES will be the second group of CHEROKEES to leave the Tennessee Cherokee Agency area under their own supervision. They are part of the forced removal of the CHEROKEES to the Indian Territory. They will arrive on January 4, 1839.

October 14th

bullet1768: Today at Hard Labor, South Carolina, British Superintendent of Indian Affairs will meet with Cherokee chiefs. They will make a treaty which will cede 100 square miles of Cherokee lands. The treaty will be renegotiated in two years.

October 17th

bullet1782: Today, CHEROKEE Indians will sign the "Long Swamp" treaty with General Andrew Pickens in Selacoa, Georgia. They will cede land in Georgia as reparations for the fighting during the Revolutionary War.

     October 23rd

bullet1823: Today, according to CHEROKEE records, CREEK Chief William McIntosh, representing United States Indian commissioners, will attempt to bribe CHEROKEE leaders. For $12,000 McIntosh hopes that Chiefs John Ross and Charles Hicks, and Council Clerk Alexander McCoy will try to convince the CHEROKEES to cede lands to the United States. The CHEROKEE leaders will refuse the offer with a show of indignation.

     October 25th  

bullet1805: The CHEROKEE sign a treaty today with Return Meigs on the Duck River covering land north of the Tennessee River in Kentucky and Middle Tennessee (7 stat. 93).

 

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